Blog Posts Tagged with "Sony"

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Sony Data Breach – Lessons for the End-Users

May 12, 2011 Added by:Nabeel Shamsi

One level of protection: Use virtual credit cards. Both Citi and Discover offer virtual credit cards, which can only be used at a single merchant. If someone gets your virtual card number, it is of no use to them...

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On the Sony PSN Breach and Commenting

May 10, 2011 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

Most likely, Sony was validated as PCI DSS compliant at some point. Was there a QSA involved? I don’t know, but I’d guess they are comprised of multiple Level 2 (and below) merchants, not one Sony-wide Level 1. Thus they self-assessed via SAQ...

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AnonOps Network Pwned - Warned of Insider Threat

May 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

It looks as if AnonOps has been pwned. Reports had surfaced that the hactktivist network AnonOps, which provides communication services used by the rogue movement Anonymous, is apparently battling threats to the integrity of their systems from a disgruntled insider...

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Sony May Offer Bounty for Information on Hackers

May 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The fact that Sony is considering a reward at all speaks to how seriously it wants the person or people who carried out the attacks that have forced its gaming services offline for nearly two weeks to face prosecution..."

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Hackers Planning Third Attack on Sony Networks

May 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

A third attack is planned against Sony's Web site. The people involved plan to publicize all or some of the information, which could include customer names, credit card numbers, and addresses, according to the source. The hackers claim they currently have access to some of Sony's servers...

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Sony Knew It Was Running Obsolete Server Software

May 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"If Dr. Spafford's assessment is accurate, it's inexcusable that Sony not only ran obsolete software on servers containing confidential data, but also that the company continued to do so after this information was publicly disclosed..."

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Sony Tells Congress Anonymous DDoS Aided Breach

May 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Initially, Sony representatives did not seek to connect the hacktivist group with the data breach event. That has changed now that forensic investigators have located a file on the hacked PSN systems named "Anonymous" and containing the movement's tagline "We are Legion"...

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Sony Online Entertainment Networks Also Hacked

May 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We had previously believed that SOE customer data had not been obtained in the cyber-attacks on the company, but on May 1st we concluded that SOE account information may have been stolen and we are notifying you as soon as possible..."

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PlayStation Hackers Boast Over Two Million Credit Cards

May 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Sony is saying the credit cards were encrypted, but we are hearing that the hackers made it into the main database, which would have given them access to everything, including credit card numbers,” said security consultant Mathew Solnik for The New York Times...

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Anonymous to Target Iranian Government Websites

May 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Anonymous has issued a press release identifying the Iranian government as the target de jour for a DDoS attack campaign. The attacks were set to begin on May 1 in conjunction with International Workers Day. No specific target websites were named in the release...

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Anonymous: PlayStation Warrants and NZ DDoS Attacks

April 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Reports have been circulating that implicate the rogue movement Anonymous in DDoS attacks against New Zealand's Parliamentary website, as well as speculation that the FBI has issued arrest warrants for Anonymous members for the hacking the Sony PlayStation Network...

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PS3 Cluster Attacks: Shall We Play a Game?

April 28, 2011 Added by:J. Oquendo

While 70 million people or so are complaining about not getting their Modern Warfare fix, an interesting e-mail made its way into my inbox. It touched on an altogether bigger problem that Sony may have on their hands - that the entire world for that matter may have on their hands...

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Reading Between the Lines: The Sony PSN Breach

April 28, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

What are PSN gamers/users more worried about? Are PSN gamers more worried about their heard-earned trophies and status on their favorite games, or the fact that their personal information and maybe even their credit cards were pilfered?

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Sony PlayStation Hack: 70 Million Users' Details Stolen

April 27, 2011 Added by:Jared Carstensen

What this means for those affected: Your name, date of birth, address, billing address and contact details are most likely not going to change - so this information could be as valuable in a year or two to these criminals, as it is now - potentially even more valuable...

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PlayStation Breach Affects Over 70 Million Customers

April 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network..."

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Inside The LOIC: Anonymous Is Still Using It?

April 07, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

A source has sent in some information on the DoS attacks ongoing at Sony, and I have to say I was surprised that the Anon’s are still using the LOIC. There is some interesting information in the data sent, Such as a server called: "staff.anonops.ru vlad.anonops.ru". Really? Staff???

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